The paint on this Dash9 Warbonnet still looks great after 22 years!
One of four Warbonnets to visit the BNSF engine servicing yard this day was #674, a Dash 9 unit built for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe in 1994.
There is so much to see in this pic, including no less than four Warbonnets, a former Burlington Northern Cascade Green unit, a Norfolk Southern pony, a CSX unit, Kansas City Southern engine and a... (more)
UP 1610 (SD40N) works the North Yard after a night of heavy snow.
A slightly torched pumpkin escorts a KCS belle to the Denver Yard.
One of the many sand trains that move through the Colorado Front Range hi-balls through Longmont, Colorado. The sand is used in the fracking process in order to extract more oil and natural gas fr... (more)
BNSF 5545 (ES44C4) leads a Canadian Pacific unit and a sand train past the power plant in Boulder, Colorado.
There is a small BNSF yard in Golden, Colorado where you can still find former ATSF cabooses on the active roster.
After running through Big Ten Curve, UP 6049 winds its way towards Denver through Arvada, Colorado. Here we see the mid-train helper engines as they pass beneath Highway 93.
The Big Ten Curve enables UP 6049 (AC44CWCTE) to drop further in altitude, winding through the 270 degree switchback which keeps the grade change at 2%.
From this vantage point you get a good perspective of the grade change as UP 6049 (AC44CWCTE) drops down from Tunnel #1 and heads to the Big Ten Curve.
RTD commuter train #4047 (Hyundai Eagle P3) rounds the corner past the UP 36th Street Yard and will soon arrive at the Rhino Station in north-central Denver.
UPY 618 (GP15-1) holds for a green signal to bring a small freight into a yard in Commerce City.
UP 1370 (former Denver & Rio Grande Western GP40-2) leaves the 36th Street Yard with a string of freight cars.
An Executive MAC, a Pony and a Warbonnet round out the interesting visitors to the BNSF engine servicing yard in Denver.